Further university changes cause consternation

Tertiary student transfers from one institution to another for the 2013-14 academic year have been deemed unconstitutional by the Greek Council of State, meaning that transferred students must return to their original university. Meanwhile the Education Minister has again declared changes in university entry exams, writes Philip Chrysopoulos for Greek Reporter.

This means that the education system in Greece is, once more, a work in progress. The phrase “our students have become the guinea pigs of every Education Minister” is heard again these days.

Last Monday the Education Ministry announced new procedures for high school students entering universities. Senior high school students will have fewer subjects to be tested on and more choices and electives. The new system will have students choosing between three groups of studies: humanities, sciences and economics. It will be implemented in the 2015-16 school year, transitionally. More changes are expected as the new government is in the process of creating new curricula and books.
Full report on the Greek Reporter site